This week for our mental health topic, we learned about the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and it's transformation over the years. The criticisms it's faced, the language it's adjusted and all the fun stuff that brings to us modern psychology diagnosis.Read More
We're back to making short video edits! These will be quick summary videos in case you don't have time to watch a whole episode but want to learn more on a topic! Check out the first video below, and if you have more time, then check out the whole episode.
We discussed many aspects of suicide glamorization on July 24th: from "13 Reasons Why" to general media representation and coverage of celebrity suicides. But the thing we wanted to discuss the most was Yami Kawaii - the Japanese counter-culture roughly translating to Death Cute. I think the discussion was fascinating. Enjoy, let me know what you thought below, and don't forget to #bethelight
- BMJ : British Medical Journal. 1999;319(7206):337.
More than 100000 sites about suicide now appear on the world wide web. Many of these seem to condone suicide and forbid entry to anyone offering to dissuade users from taking their own lives, said the report’s author, Dr Susan Thompson, senior house officer in child psychiatry at the Ealing, Hammersmith, and Fulham NHS Trust.
- Center for Disease Control: Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10 to 34-year-olds in the U.S. It was the cause of about 6,078 deaths in a year in the 15 to 24 age group.
- KATI CHITRAKORN. APRIL 3, 2018 05:26. Can ‘Sick-Cute’ Fashion Break Japan’s Silence on Suicide?
- Nathaniel P. MorrisApril 23, 2017, There are websites that promote suicide. That’s not okay.
- Ross Ellis, Logan Paul and The Glamorization of Suicide, 01/04/2018 06:30 pm, Accessed 7/16
- Refinery 29 Video series on Yami Kawaii
Episode 61 focused on OCD-a topic I know personally, but still had a lot of questions to learn about. We learned what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder actually is, and even touched upon how it can be misdiagnosed. Also, why is it so important to stop using the term in everyday language?Read More
Perfectionism isn't fun, but we live in a society where it's seen as lazy and inattentive when mistakes are made. This conversation, like so many, was eye-opening as to how many people constantly worry about this matter. How this affects our daily mental health.Read More
The question that I probably get asked the most is: How do I help someone going through a panic attack? It's usually followed by someone inevitably asking: what does a panic attack actually feel like? Fear not, answers are finally here!Read More
We discussed the difference between being a bit anxious and a full-blown Generalized Anxiety Disorder. We touched upon what a panic attack is and how to handle it as well. As always sass and flub-ups were included free of charge.Read More